Denise D’Ascenzo Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Denise D’Ascenzo

Biography / Wiki

The WSFB-TV news anchor and a regular on Connecticut television screens, Denise D’Ascenzo was a famous American news reporter and celebrity. Denise D’Ascenzo was an Emmy-winning news anchor who unexpectedly died at her home in Connecticut.

D’Ascenzo, 61, was a WFSB-TV television journalist which she joined in 1986 and had been consistent and encouraging on the anchor desk over the years. Denise died at her home in Connecticut on Saturday, Dec. 7, suddenly in her sleep. Her family claims she was affected by a major heart attack.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont extended his condolences to the family and associates of D’Ascenzo and mentioned her as a “legend of news.” Saturday night, WFSB anchor Dennis House confirmed D’Ascenzo’s death on television, holding back tears. House said, at 33 years D’Ascenzo was the longest-serving anchor at WFSB-TV.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 31st of January 1958 Denise D’Ascenzo was 61 years of age at the time of her death. Denise didn’t appear to be much taller but had kept herself fit and in a good shape. D’Ascenzo’s height measured 5 feet 4 inches while her weight was 62 kg approximately. Denise’s beautiful looks were complemented by her long blonde hair and her eyes of brown color.

Net Worth

As one of the longest service serving members of a news channel, Denise D’Ascenzo had made a name for herself and was one of the most popular faces on TV. After working for 33 years in the news industry Denise was one of the topmost news reporters and had earned a lot of wealth from her expertise in anchoring and journalism.

The total net worth estimated for Denise D’Ascenzo is $3.6 million US dollars while her monthly earnings were estimated to be between $500 to $700 thousand US dollars.

Education / Family

Denise D’Ascenzo was born and raised in Washington D.C. She was interested in journalism as a young child and was schooled in Rockville Maryland, she had launched a school newspaper by the age of 12, says her station biography.

Denise earned a grant from the American Newspaper Women’s Club and was the editor of her high school newspaper. She later received college degrees in political science and broadcast journalism. She attended Magna Cum Laude University after her graduation from high school.


Denise D’Ascenzo

Nickname Denise
Birth Place Washington D.C.
Date Of Birth 31 January 1958
Age 61 Years (At the time of her death)
Height In Centimetres – 163 cm

In Feet and Inches –  5′ 4″

Weight In Kilograms – 62 Kg
In Pounds – 136 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Reporter, Anchorwoman, and Journalist
Zodiac sign Leo
School High School
College Magna Cum Laude University
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Washington D.C.
Fathers Name Salvatore D’Ascenzo
Mothers Name Rita D’Ascenzo
Brothers None
Sister Debbie D’Ascenzo, Donna D’Ascenzo, and Diane D’Ascenzo

Career / Fashion And Style

Denise came to WFSB-TV in 1986 and has been on the anchor desk throughout the years, covering many of the day’s big local and national news stories. Denise was named to the Silver Circle in 2013, a prestigious distinction is given for important contributions to broadcasting by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Two years later, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association. Two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards, seven Associated Press awards, and a national Gabriel Award have also honored Denise’s work.

She has also been recognized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Mary’s Place, and the Channel 3 Kids Camp, Wfsb reports, for her work with many charities. She was the longest-serving news anchor for Connecticut on a single television station.

The 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:00 PM weekday newscasts were anchored by her. Her last Facebook post was on the 25th of November and was part of a news broadcast.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

She was married to Wayne, her husband, and they had Kathryn, their daughter. She sometimes posted photos on Facebook of her daughter, Kathryn Cooke.

Boyfriends Wayne Cooke
Marital Status Married
Husband Wayne Cooke
Children Son – None

Daughter – Kathryn

Denise D’Ascenzo with her daughter
Denise D’Ascenzo with her daughter

Favorite Things

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Denise D’Ascenzo

Some Interesting Facts About Denise D’Ascenzo

  • Denise D’Ascenzo, the popular news anchor, was a lover of animals and liked to go hiking with her pets.
  • She has spent 33 years of her life in the media.
  • Denise’s close friend and co-anchor was Dennis House.
  • Denise was a very famous news anchor and after her sudden death, everyone was saddened and tweeted on Twitter that “we lost a broadcast icon.”
  • At the Connecticut Broadcasters Association in 2015, she got the “Hall of Fame” award.

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